Apprentice Software Developer (an Arch apprenticeship)

82, High Street South, Dunstable, LU6 3HD
£12,000.00 annually
10 Dec 2018
08 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Talisman's mission is to create software that lowers the cost of recruitment. This ensures that Talisman businesses have a significant competitive advantage.

The role

You will need to be flexible enough to adapt your role to meet the needs of the organisation, but as a Software Developer Apprentice you will be building and testing high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers.

You will be working as part of a larger team, in which you will have responsibility for some key elements of our projects.

You will be working with a team of existing staff and be mentored and trained to carry out the following duties:
  • Writing good quality code (logic) with sound syntax
  • Operating at all stages of the software development lifecycle, with increasing breadth and depth over time with initial focus on build and test.
  • Operating effectively in the company's business's, their customers' and the industry's environments
  • Interpreting and following software designs and functional/technical specifications − company defined 'coding standards' or industry good practice for coding − testing frameworks and methodologies − company, team or client approaches to continuous integration, version and source control

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Keen to learn
  • IT savvy
  • A passion for development
  • Knowledge in HTML, CSS, Perl, MySQL, Python or Java would be beneficial
  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt and speak appropriately to clients from junior level to CEO level

Personal qualities

  • Understanding of when to seek help from others
  • Interpersonal skills to get on within a smart team
  • Calmness under pressure
  • An understanding of the recruitment industry

Desired qualifications

Aminimumof5GCSEs atgrades C/4 or above (orequivalent)includingEnglish and maths.

Future prospects

96% of Arch apprentices move straight into the destination of their choice when they finish their apprenticeship with many seeing their salary go up immediately post-apprenticeship!

Things to consider

Before you apply for this role, have you asked yourself:
  • Do I live close enough to Dunstable that I could commute there and back every day?
  • Do I meet the qualifications required for this role?
  • Am I available to start an apprenticeship within the next two months?
  • Do I want to work in the software development industry and have I researched into it?

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